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Swordlestown Little
County Kildare Ireland
Tel. +00 353 (0)45 895610
Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612

12 April - Taking the rough with the smooth.
Stariya was covered by Oratorio this week

Good foals and bad weather

The positives of last week were that our foals are continuing to thrive despite the horrible cold and rainy weather. They are a very nice bunch. All the mares scanned for pregnancy this week are in foal and some more have been covered (Oakwood Hills and Stariya). The negative that invariably follows on with animals is that the Alhaarth - Sogno Verde yearling colt managed to injure himself out in the field. However, this was spotted very quickly and he is in the excellent care of the vets and nurses at Troytown Equine Clinic. So he is receiving all the assistance he needs to make successful recovery. Incidentally, a very close relative of his is running in one of the Classic trials in England this afternoon. Update: Gaspar Van Wittel ran second in the Easter Stakes at Kempton, LR.

Foals enjoying life!

We are delighted with Khatela\'s filly by Invincible Spirit, seen below at just 5 days of age. Her sire is set for another good year as the Aga Khan bred Kargali, trained by John Oxx, showed immense promise when winning his maiden at Tipperary last week. He must now be considered as a potential Guineas horse.

Swordlestown Little, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.
Telephone. +00 353 (0)45 895610 Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612 Email.